Brussels stabbing: Two police officers knifed and suspect shot in horrifying attack
Two police officers have been stabbed and a male suspect – reportedly a former soldier – has been shot in horrifying attack in Brussels.
There were early suggestions that the assault might have been terror-related, but this is currently unclear.
The knife attack occurred on a street in Schaerbeek – which has been called ‘a breeding ground for terror’ and was home to a bomb-making factory by the ISIS jihadists who carried out recent attacks in Brussels and Paris.
The man – identified as Hicham D – pulled out a knife and ‘spontaneously’ attacked the officers, whose injuries are not life-threatening, said federal prosecutors.
One officer was stabbed in the neck while the other was stabbed in the stomach.
The suspect tried to run away and assaulted a third officer, but was shot in the leg and arrested. – READ MORE